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First National Bank of Birmingham, Ala. j Statement to Comptroller (Condensed! I Tuesday, June JO, 1014 RESOURCES I.oans and discounts.$ 9,201,404.93 Overdrafts . 453.42 U. S bonds par. 1,500,000.00 State of Alabama bonds... 289,500.00 Other stocks and bonds... 697.500l.00 Banking house. 365,500.00 CASH In vault_$1,375,064.44 With banks . 1,873,055.30 With U. S. Tr. 90,500.00— 3,338.619.74 $15,392,978-01) LIABILITIES Capital stock.$ 1,500,000.00 Surplus and profits. 1,692.091.32 Dividend number 79 . 45,000.00 Circulation. 1,400,000.00 Bond account ... ......... 600,000.00 DEPOSITS Individual ,.$9,296,843.27 Bank .. 834,043.50 U. S. 125,000.00— 10,255,886.77 $15,392,978.09 ■MON FURNACE WILL 6EREPAIRED Alabama Co. to Spend $15, 000 Relining It—Others in Good Shape , -- The Alabama company will spend 915,000 in relining the furnace of that company, located at Ironaton, accord ing to an announcement yesterday from the executive offices. The fur nace is down at this time and the equipment for the new lining is on the Way here. It is believed the furnace will be in operation again during the liext few weeks. This appropriation is perhaps the largest that is being spent at this time by the Alabama company. The fur naces elsewhere are in good shape and ©.re not in need of immediate repairs. It was stated yesterday that no plans have been outlined for the resumption of operations at Gadsden. The company has received an order 1 for 25,000 tons of coal from the South ern Cotton Oil company, a concern that lias several operations In the south, f The bookings for coal held by the Ala ' bama company are rather encouraging and the officials are inclined to be lieve that the outlook is far more hope- , ful than in some weeks. In addition to this order the Alabama company se cured a portion of the Seaboard Air Line requirements. Suits Filed The following were among the suits filed yesterday in the city and circuit courts: Luther Howard vs. Jebeles and Collas; , 96000 damages claimed for alleged per sonal injuries. Gary Gallington by next friend, Eliza ^ Gallington, v«. Sutton Ice Cream and ^ Manufacturing company; $2500 damages > claimed for alleged personal injuries. Payton Tubbs vs. Charles Allen & Co.; $5000 damages claimed for alleged per gonal injuries. Will Dennis by next friend, John Den nis. vs. Carlton Molesworth and R. H. Rickwoot^; $6000 damages claimed for an alleged assault and battery. Stella Benning vs. Taxicab Touring Car company; $25,000 claimed for the death ©f the minor child of the plaintiff. Shell Player vs. Louisville and Nash ville Railroad company; $2500 damages claimed the plaintiff alleging that he was wrongfully ejected from train. Albert S. Crump vs. E. A. Wilson; $1000 damages claimed, the plaintiff alleging (that the defendant failed to furnish a proper title in a land deal. Real Estate Transfers The following real estate transfers were yesterday recorded in the office of the probate judge: $4500—Bert A. Ingram to Ingram Realty company, lot 1 and part of lot 2, in block 97, survey of J. M. Ware, also lots 14 end 35, in block 13, survey of Woodland Sleigh ts. $1760—B. F. Howard and wife to Ingram Realty company, Inc., lot 17, in block 6-C, , survey of East l^ake. $6100—Queenstown Hotel and Improve ment company to Maggie Newell, lots 1, 2 and 3, on which the Queenstown hotel ( is located, block 49, Queenstown com pany’s survey of Queenstown. $6000—National Manufacturing company and the Alabama Lumber company to X-ucile E. Wheeler, block 49, Queenstown cempanys’ survey of Queenstown. * $1000—Mary E. Daniel and husband, to Neil McClellan, lots 1 and 2. in block 22, (Birmingham-Ensley Land and Improve ment company's survey of Birmingham Ensley. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were yesterday recorded in the office of the probate judge: Jabe Thompson, Maben, to Miss Fannie Herrin. G. E. Hendon, Townley, to Miss Sue Pearl Treadwell. J. T. Evans, Birmingham, to Miss Helen W. Chacey. $524,515 IS TOTAL! OF UNIVERSITY FUND; ROTARY CLUB GETS Less Than 72 Hours Remain Before Commission Meets to Decide Location of College $15,000 IS RAISED IN A FEW MINUTES BY THE ROTARIANS Only About One Third of Members Have Been Seen and Committees From Club Will Be Active Today—Mrs. Me David Gives $5000 Including the subscriptions from the Hotary club the campaign to secure a million dollars for the purpose of bringing here the Methodist university has reached a grand total of $524,615. which includes also the Birmingham college property, valued at $350,000. The reports of the committees yes terday follow*: R. S. Munger, $6000 from Mrs. N. R. Me David. Dr. E C. Branscomh, $2025, of which $2000 came from Dr. C. E. Zuber. Russell Hunt. $1125. J. B. Cobb. $1165. Borden Burr. $500. A. B. Tanner, $565. B. F. Crabbe, $400. A. M. Taylor, $188$. F. B. Fowlkes. $3650. J. w. Sibley, $1 220. William Hood, $530. West End. $170. R. PL Chadwick. $1 335. Chairman Shook read a letter from Bishop Candler of Atlanta, saying that the Methodist commission's subcommit tee would meet in that city Tuesday next. The letter also stated that the entire commission would meet in At lanta on Wednesday of next week and make its decision as to which city will get the university. It was pointed out that the commission would like to have a report from all cities making applies lion for the university by Mon day night. Campaign Will Not End Monday This does not mean, however, that the campaign in Birmingham will cease Monday. It is believed that the fund will near the million mark by Monday night, but the committees and districts will be kept as they are, hard at work, until the decision of the com mission is announced. The offer from Birmingham will include all the money that has been pledged up to and in cluding Monday and the prospects for other donations Tuesday and Wednes day. From 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon the committees had only 72 hours in which to complete the securing of the fund. This means that much work must be done in a very short time and a large area covered thoroughly. Chair man Shook urges that all who intend to contribute do so w ithout awaiting the approach of a committee. “It is urgent that every citizen of Birmingham contribute to this fund,’’ said Mr. Shook last night. “Everyone knows and should realize what a great thing for Birmingham this would be and should act accordingly. The can vassing teams will see everyone in the city if it is possible. But Birmingham covers a large amount of ground and it wdll be impossible to see some peo ple. Therefore, the central committee requests that every citizen of Birming ham who has the good of the city at heart, come forward and make a pledge. The Chamber of Commerce offices are open always and there are many teams working throughout the city.” With only 72 hours '.eft, the Rotary club at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon secured from less than a third of its membership subf criptlons amounting to $12,700. This was immediately following the luncheon of the campaign committee, at which the Rctarians were guests. During the aft ernoon, tha Rotary club had four two men teams working and secured a little more titan $3000, which brings the total | subscription! of the ‘lub up to $13,700. Lunch With Central Committee At tho invitation of Chairman P. G. | Shook of the central (ommitte the Ro tarians had lunch with the campaign committee yesterday and immediately fol | lowing tills held a short business session l to determine what could he done by tue club to aid in securing the needed $1,000, 000. Piesldent Shelby auccintly stated the facts In the case, sli iwlng the need of Biimir.gham for the university and asked Mr. Shook, whi also is a Rotarian, to tell w'hat had be^n done by the teams of the campaign committee. Following Mr. Sli iok's talk. Mr. Shelby said he thought every Rotarian present would immediately make a donation, ana that the entire club should meet at the .Chamber of Commerce, organize itself into committees and get to work and se cure the money. The response was im mediate and generous. Crawford Johnson arose and naid that already he had con tributed as much as thought he could afford, but if the club would raise $10, 000 he would increase his subscription by $500. Some one then subscribed $1000. A dona tion of $2000 followed Immediately and then -- ^ . -- -~3 Capital and Surplus $1,100,000.00 J Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $600,000.00 , This Bank is open on Sat urdays from 4 to 8P. M. to receive Savings Deposits g A. W. SMITH. President BENSON CAIN, Asst. Cashier i TOM O. SMITH. V.-Preeld«t C. V. COTTEN, Aast Cashier | L : W. H. MANLY, Cashier E W. FINCH. Asst Cashier | 4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits | • ✓ BELIEVE WATER RATE CONTROVERSY MAY BE SETTLED AMICABLY - i - Commissioners Are Hopeful That Lynn’s Visit Next Week May Bring Results PRESIDENT WARD STILL UNABLE TO MAKE UP HIS MIND Question Is Whether Company Would Settle on a Basis Which the Com missioners Would Consider Fair to the People of Birmingham A sentiment which appeared to be gain ing headway developed yesterday to the effect that an amicable settlement of the water rate controversy would yet be made. President A. M. Lynn of the water works company will be in Birmingham next week. Exactly what for. it seems, is either unknown or being kept secret. The fact that he is coming back to Bir mingham, however, is considered signifi cant. j Judge A. O. Lane, city commissioner, who is leading the movement for an ami cable settlement or agreement, bad an other conference yesterday with \N alkei Percy, counsel for the waterworks com pany. Judge Lane stated that Mr. Percy informed him President Lynn had beer in St. l^ouis, that he had been communi cated with by long distance telephone and that he would return to Birmingham next week. Hopes for Settlement Judge Lane stated further that Presi dent Lynn was coming in the interest of an amicable settlement of the rat€ controversy between the city and tilt water company. The judge stated that Air. Percy yesterday appeared to b< strongly impressed with the possibilitie? of an agreement being reached. The basis upon which Judge Lane wil ask for an agreement with the watei company and thereby settle the contro versy will be a decrease in water rate.* of probably 10 per cent from the rate? of ordinance 97-C, or rather the rate? which have been in use by the watei company for the past two years, a bind ing guarantee to furnish pure and whole some water and a shortening of the sub urban contracts now held by the com pany so that all contracts with the citj will be for six and a half years, th< life of the present old Birmingham con tract. Thereby all contracts In Greatei Birmingham would expire at the sami time. President George Ward still states tha he does not know his own mind in regar< to the controversy. He says he’ll tall when he’s got something to talk abou and not before. At present be says hi thinks one way one day and change his mind the next. Mr. Weatherly's position is known. TL favors fighting the waterworks compan; to the finish and taking from it its fran chise. However, it is the conviction of nearl; all those on the • side lines” at the eit hall that though Mr. Ward’s position i problematical and Mr. Weatherly appears clearly fixed, neither one of then would stand in the way for a moment o any settlement or agreement with th waterworks company which they regard* just and fair. The main question of this phase of th controversy then is whether or not th waterworks company would ever agre to a settlement which the three commis sloners will consider just and fair, a set tlement which will embody low rates wholesome water and short term contract Many people believe the company wdl not and for tills reason the chances fo a settlement are thought very remote others are inclined to the belief tha the company stands ready to conced some important points the city lias beei contending for and therefore a settle ment is promising. Lynn's Visit Hopeful Tt Is argued that President Lynn wonh not be coming to Birmingham to merel inform the commissioners that his com pany stood firm on its announced posi tion but rather that he is coming because he has in mind some concessions in th hope of a settlement of the litigation. Judge Lane yesterday said he was ver; hopeful of a settlement. “I have ever; reason to believe that the waterwork company and tlie city is about to ge together on this proposition.” said th judge. “I have stated to them on wha grounds T believe the other two commis sloners and myself would agree to droi the litigation against the corporation, have no doubt but what the compan wants to settle the matter amicably. Mr Percy and others connected with the wa terworks side of the case are broad minded and fair men. When Mr. Lym arrives next week. T believe that nego tiations of great importance to every wa ter consumer in Birmingham will b opened up and unless I am seriously de ceived at present T believe they wil be concluded to the advantage of al parties concerned.” the subscribing became general. The 1 ifl of Rotary subscribers follows: W. J. Milner, $2000. Excelsior laundary. $1500. H. K. Milner. $1000. R. D. Burnett Cigir company, $1000. The Birmingham News. $10000. ' P. G. Shook, $500. Young & Vann Supply company. $500. Birmingham Coco-Cola Bottling Co $500. J. D. Moore. $500. John L. Parker, $500. E. & W. Dry Gleaning Go., $250. Johns Undertaking Co., $200. Sam Rand. $200. J. V. Rush ton, $200. Roberts & Son. $100. Southern Ad Co., by F. A. Ribble, $101 J. L). Rosenberger, $100. Percy H. Woodall. $100. Griffith & Sehlegcl, $100. Whitaker & Ncsbit. $100. Ben M. Jacobs & Brother, $100. E. W. Moore, $100. Jack R. Connor, $100. ! Cable-Shelby-Burton Piano Co., $ 10C B. B. Burton. $100. Oliver Cox. $100. ! City Paper company, $100. James IT. Tinder, $100. F. J. Kimbrough, $100. Sparrow Advertising Agency, $100. Wiliam S. Parks. $100. A. M. Taylor. $10% E. B. Crawford and F. W. Steven? $100. Fowlkes * Myatt Co., $100. F. K. Butcher. $100. Gruse-Grawford Manufacturing Co $ I Oft. 0 Estes Lumber Co., $100. George G. Oliver, $100. L. Sevier. $100. Birmingham Arms & Cycle compan) $100. I). A. Piatt. $100. Mrs. A„nnlc A. HI inn. $100. T. H. Rennie, Pel! City. $100. R. H. Woodrow. 550. Pell City Man (lives $100 Indicative of the pervading spirit < comraderie among Rotarians was the r< piy of T. H. Rennie of Pell City, tt Weatherly Issues His Fight ing Advice, Telling Peo ple to Refuse to Pay Increase OUTLINES COURSE WHICH HE THINKS WILL BRING RESULTS Anxious for People to Familiarize Themselves With Plans of Battle. Bills Are Being Sent Out and There Are Many Com plaints at City Hall With one ear to the ground listening for developments in the waterworks peace parley, City Commissioner James Weath erly is eh gapring the other ear in listening to a myriad of complaints from citizens regarding increased water rates. Believing in that old proverb of in times of peace prepare for war. Mr. Wealherlx l as worked out the detail of his plan by which the consumers are to fignt the raise in rates, as he has advised. His scheme is very simple, he says, and lie is now anxious that every water consumer in Birmingham familiarize himself or herself with it at once. Mr. Weatherly does not want to block eny settlement with the waterworks com pany if such can be made, but it is under stood he has little faith in the "peace ne gotiations." because he does not believe the waterworks company will ever make the concessions they will have to make before the commissioners will agree to a settlement. Ills position appears to be that while still insisting the only way to do aything with the water company Is through the courts by taking its franchise away from it, at the same time he is "willing to be shown." Bills Now Being Sent Out The bills for the past quarter and ihe present quarter, however, are now being sent out by the water company. Where- | ever they are received there is usually' slight disturbances in the atmosphere. They range, it is said, anywhere from $7 up to $lt>, $20 and $21 for residences. About 90 per cent of those who received bills yesterday, it appeared, took alternate turns of ‘‘discussing" the waterworks company and calling up the city hall, ask ing what was to be done. In every case Mr. Weatherly advised everybody to wait awhile and be in no hurry to do anything until the next two or three days. "Now is the time for action and a very elm pie plan can be followed," said the commissioner yesterday. "No one should pay his water bill if the rate is in creased. The money for tlie bill should be at hand, however, with the r>0 cents additional which is charged when the water is cut ofT, and then just as soon as the company ruts off the water the Hill .should be paid under protest. "After the consumers have taken tills action, they will then have five or six months, ample time to call a mass meet ing. form an organization or join their forces in any way they desire, hire one or two able attorneys and place the ase in their hands. In this Way the cost to each individual consumer would be Almost nothing. Have Many Precedents "That the ease of the consumers would be a very good one, there cannot be any doubt. Precedents are very favorable in the state courts, and one case especially In which Justice Sayre handed down a rul ing in the Ferguson ease against the waterworks company is practically iden tical. In my statement yesterday morn ing, I made a slight mistake in saying that 1 did not advise individual suits against the company by the consumers. 1 meant to say that the consumers should , not act Independent of each other, but that they should join forces and hire but cue or two good lawyers to fight the case. The matter would rest with these lawyers whether or not many Individual suits should be filed, one suit or which eves way they considered most advantageous. I "The waterworks company would nat urally try to get the eases into the fed eral courts for the rulings of the federal courts are more advantageous to the ■ waterworks side of the ease than are the • rulings of our own courts. This could easily be avoided, however, by many suits ■ being brought and each suit being for less than $2000 damages. » "This plan is very simple. All that need be done now is refuse to pay the bill if • the rate is increased. ••] am surprised at the witter company insisting on raising the rates all over Blr > mingham. The only issue involved in the r suit was the rates of old Birmingham, but they intend to raise the rates in all of the suburbs. The cases which would He made against the company by Uv- con - sumers would be of much merit. T dd not i doubt a moment but what the courts ■ would decide in favor of the plaintiffs." ‘ Announce Oil Reduction Sew York, July 10.—The Standard Oil j company of New York today announced a 10-point reduction in the article of re fined petroleum, making eases 10.90 cents; tanks 4.90 cents and standard white. New t York and Philadelphia. 5.40 cents per re fined gallon. Rebels’ Attack Successful rape Haytlen. Hayti, July UK—The rebels in the north of Hayti today made an unsuccessful attack on the forts of this city, which are held by the government troops. . nly non-resident member of the local club, when asked by George A. Hllnn over long distance telephone what lie would do. 'If the Rotary club Is liehind It I’m for it,’’ said Mr. Rennie. Put me down for $100.*' Testerday afternoon eight Rotarlans dl • vhfed Into four committees and began Im mediately the work or seeing their own members. Today practically every mem ber of the club will give nt least two hours to the work. Those who worked yesterday afternoon were: Sam Rarnl and F. J. Kimbrough; J. R. Shelby and Val Nesblt; George A. Blinn. Jr., and VVil • liam 8. Parks; J. W. Donnelly and D. A. Piatt. The Rotarlans will work with the other canvassing forces and will make their reports every day at the Tutwiler hotel, when the other reports are given out. The fact that there is so little time, the educational commission of the Metho dist Rplncopal church, south, having set , the time to make Its decision for next Wednesday, has Injected new life Into all the teams and the coming of the Rota rlans to help secure the fund has adder! , zest to the ftrrht. I President Slielbj of the Rotary dull Isavs the fond can and will he raised. The taik he made to the Rotarlans yester ! day was straight from the shoulder, lie toll them that it tva> neeessari for the good of future generations that th>- Meth odist university tie located In Birming ham and that they must help land it. He said that this was the largest thing the Rotary club Imd ever had an Opportunity to help get for Birmingham and that In this, as In other things. It must not be f found wanting. And the applause that - greeted Ills remarks was ample evidence • of the feeling of his fellow Moturians. PROTEST MADE ON PRESENT SITE OF THE COUNTY JAIL Committee From First Pres byterian Church Presents Resolutions to Board of Revenue A committee from the First Presbyterian church, representing the congregation, ap peared before the board of revenue yea tciday morning and presented a set of res olutions that had been adopted by the church protesting against the maintenance of the county Jail on the present site. Judge A. C. Howze, F. G. McConnel and Jchn C. Henley, all officials of the church, formed the committee and made an earn est protest against the existing conditions. They contended that the jail was un sightly and entirely out of place in the city, and that the shouting of the in nates made it very disagreeable to the sirroi nding residents and property hold ers. They strongly urged that the jail be romaved to a more sulttable site. The resolutions were received by the board and the commmittee was assured that the board would give them consider ation. JTie resolutions were as follows •The session of the First Presbyterian cl urch of Birmingham, in a meeting as sembled, does hereby enter its protest against the erection and maintenance of tlie county jail In its present locality, and particularly in its present condition, and as grounds of said protest state the following: “First. Said jail is a serious hin drance to the use by the church of its property in the great work for which it was organized. The services of the sanctuary are often disturbed by the rcisy singing and loud talking of the "prls* ners. r.nd the unsightly appearance of the structure lying immediately in front of the manse, and the unpleasant noises eminating therefrom are so dis turbing and so repulsive that the church is denied the use of its manse by its pas tor, and it is compelled to find a home for him in another locality where it is Inconvenient and expensive for him to reach the church and, otherwise perform his pastoral duties. We feel that it is a great wrong to the church and almost an insult to tlie groat Head thereof for such a structure to be maintained by the county authorities. "Second. The women and children at tending tlie churches and schools, and the good citizens of ’he community daily passing thereby, have to look upon this m.rightly structure, and to hear tlie un pleasant noises eminating therefrom. We believe the moral uplift of tlie commun ity is menaced ther'by, and that said jail is a blight upon tlie Jair name of the city, and is a particular hindrance to the efforts of our citizens to create a city beautiful— such an < ff >rt in our opinion v ill be futile until this ‘carbuncle’ In its very heart is removed. “Third. Tlie valuo of the church prop erty is seiiously affected, being Rieatly depreciated by reason of Its proximity to said Jail. No one would be willing to buy tlie same except at a price which Mould entail a great loss upon the church. "Fourth. We believe that ns ft busi ness proposition It would pay tlie county authorities to remove said structure or to so efface it ns to change Its present appearance, for that it would largely en hance the value of all property sur rcunoing or adjacent to said jail to such I an extent that the taxes on the increased values i f said pr >nerty would largely t pay any outlay which tlie county would have to make in removing said jail or re [ constructing it in suvn a way as to de- | j prive it of its present disagreeable feat | ui es. “We hereby unanimously join in this protest, and appoint Elder A. C. Howze, .it hn C. Henley and F. Cl. McConnell a [ committee to present to the board of rev enue of the county, with the earnest re quest that they give due consideration thereto and take such action as will rem edy the present condition." CAMP WILCOX IN REGULAR SESSION Dr. Dozier Outlines Plans for County Reunion to Be Held at East Lake A well attended meeting of Camp Wilcox, United Confederate Veterans, was held yesterday afternoon at the courthouse and regular business trans acted. Capt. John G. Smith, commander of tlie camp, was in tlie chair. Reports of the several standing and special committees were received and a number] of new members were elected. Dr. O. T. Dozier, chairman of tlie Jef-I ferson County Veterans* association j | committee having in charge tlie ap- j proaching county reunion, made a most interesting talk in which he outlined the plans for the reunion which is to be held on August IK at East Lake.. Dr. Dozier stutes that special commit tees from thre veterans, Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Veterans l ave been appointed to assist in pre paring tlie programme and other mai lers connected with the reunion. He states indications point1 to a big time. The programme and list of speakers will be announced later. SOLON JACOBS TO ERECT A GARAGE Will Cost Ten Thousand Dollars and Will Be Located at Sixth and Twentieth At a cost of $10,000 Solon Jacobs will construct on the corner of Twen tieth street and Sixth avenue a gar age. The building will be 75 feet by 150 feet and will be the first garage building erected on the Northside in recent years. The contract for the building has been given to Carroll Blake of the Carroll Blake Construc tion company. Tlie building will be the most modern design and will lie fire proof. The plans are being prepared by •William C. Weston, the architect. J. T. COLE GIVEN PRELIMINARY TRIAL Preliminary trial of J. T. Cole, charged with the murder of his broth er-in-law, Daniel Tlllotaon. was held yesterday before Judge Cunningham Hickman of the court of common pleas. The killing occurred about two weeks ago at Em them Springs and followed a family quarrel. The evidence Mas con cluded yesterday afternoon when ad journment was had until tills morning when the arguments will begin. W. S.* Brown, white, was hound over to tin* grand Jury on a charge of grand larceny by Judge H. B. Abernathy of (lie court of common picas and his bond set at $200. -#■ BARGE LINE ON THE WARRIOR RIVER BY FIRST OF THE YEAR Files Says Ten Will be Plying on Regular Schedule by That Time—Will Mean Reduction on Rates on Coal, He Says. Hopes That Improvement Bill Will Pass By (January 1, 10 barges on regular schedule will be plying the Warrior river. A statement to this effect was made yesterday by P. F, Files, su perintendent of the transportation company, with headquarters In New 3rleans, winch is operating the seven barges on that river at the present time. Mr. Files is in charge of the company's operations in the northern territory. "Three new barges are now In course r>f construction," said Mr. Files. "These will soon be completed and by Janu afy I a regular schedule will be in augurated. As a result a barge will leave and arrive at Tuscaloosa every morning. We anticipate that this serv ice will be a keen t Incentive to river transportaion of freight, the cheapest transportation in the world.” According to Mr. Files, perfect serv ice cannot be rendered the year around until the further improvement of the Warrior Is completed. For that reason ho Is very hopeful that the appropria tion bill now pending, in which is a provision for the Warrior river in the sum of $.50,000, will weather the storm to be precipitated against ft by Sen ators Burton, Borah and others. “When all improvement is com pleted,” added Mr. Files, "I predict great development for the Warrior coal fields. The work on the river can bo finished by the expenditure of the amount of money to be given for the Warrior work by the Congress. There is unlimited coal supplies in the War rior field, and there are plans under way now, l understand, to open up this new source of river freight. When Birmingham by electric line or by a short steam railroad line is connected with the river, this city will become the point of original for the cheapest freight tonnage in the world. As Sen ator Bankhead stated in your paper sometime ago, the completion of the improvement of the river and the open ing up of new coal properties will re sult in the establishment at Mobile of the largest coaling station in the world. “Such will he the logical develop ment. The demand for cheap coal would niake Alabama incomparably richer.” Commissioners Promise to Look Over Sites Offered Next Monday After a visit from the hoard of educa tion yesterday, it was announced at tho city commission offices that the commis sioners would look into the matter of the construction of a suburban high school at Woodlawn, or somewhere In the east ern section of the city. The commissioners made an engagement with the board of education to go to Woodlawn next Monday afternoon ut i o'clock and Inspect a site which has been offered there. It is probable that by Mon day other sites for the proposed school will be offered. The citizens of the eastern section of the city for sometime have agitated the question of a high school in Woodlawn or some part of that section. They have stated that it is a very difficult matter to send their children to the Central High school on account of the long street car ride and oilier conditions. The city commlssioneis, all three of them, decline to say what their inclina tions in the matter are. but the fact that they anve an engagement to go out and look at a site has inspired hope in tho hearts of the people of the eastern dis trict. TWO NEGROESGIV EN 12 YEARS IN SELMA Selma, July 10.—(Special.)—The criminal docket of the city court of Selina was concluded today and the court wHl take a recess of several weeks before conven ing again. The criminal docket of the court will be taken up again about the tlrst Monday in October and disposed of before the fall term of the circuit court of Dallas county convenes. During the week there wan disposed of in the city court of Selma more than lot) criminal cases and the daily sessions have been strenuous ones., Before tlie adjournment of the court was culled the eases against Monroe Thomas and Tom Pritchett, negroes, who were Indicted on tin* charge of murder. Both of The ne groes plead guilty to the charge and took a sentence of 12 years. Saturday will be sentence day In the court and more than 50 prisoners will be sentenced to various terms at hard labor. DASHES BRAINS OUT ON THE PAVEMENT Mobile, July 10.- John J. Gragard, prom ir.ent New Orleans business and society it.an. committed suiddA here shortly be fore 2 o'clock tills afternoon by jumping from the fifth story of the Cawthon hotel, dashing his brains out on the pave ment. lie was a member of the firm of LeMore & Co., bankrupt stave dealers. Colored Institute in Selma Selma, July 10.—(Special.)—The annual Institute of the negro teachers of Dallas county will convene at the Clarke school here on Monday, July 27. and l’rof. D. M. Calloway, superintendent of education of Dullas couty, is making preparations for the holding of the institute. The institute will remain in session for about a week and it is expected will be attended by a large number of negro teachers from Dallas as well as adjoining counties. The annual Institute of the white teachers of the county will convene at Dallas aead i emy here on Monday. September 7, and will be largely attended. To Sell Mineral I.ancta Under an order from the bankrupt court sale of lands of the <>nk Leaf Coal company will be held today at noon in front of the government build ing. Birmingham. The property Is located near Cordova and consists of mineral lands leased from the Univer sity of Alabama and the Globe Coal company. §■ Many Very Indignant That Their War Records Should Re Questioned ) Tho statement by Gen. Fred S. Fergu son, slate pension examiner, that over ‘IdO of the 1010 persons drawing pen sions in Jefferson county were not en titled to them has caused quite a stir among tho veterans and their friends and quite a number of tho old sol diers have called at the office of Judge J. P. Stiles to ascertain as to whether their names were on the doubtful list. Some of them in answer to the inquiries were handed the citation to appear be fore the pension examiner to staighten out their war record to make answer to the charge of tho examiner by af fidavits before tho probata judge. Some of those receiving tho citations vvero very indignant at their war rec ords being questioned while others stated the whole matter was an "at tempt to beat the old soldiers out of their pensions." One elderly lady with a rather determined manner walked into the office of Judge Stiles and asked to see General Ferguson. She was informed that he was in Mont gomery but that she could make any defense she might have by affidavit before Judge Stiles or the probate judge of the county in which site resided. "I came here from Walker county to answer this letter ip person," she said. "I am going to Montgomery and will lake the matter up with the au thorities lucre, for no one," and here she drew herself proud ly up. "No one shall attack the record of my dead husband with im punity. He fought through tho war bravely and well and I consider the at tack on his character at this titn% nothing loss than tin outrage." She was accompanied by her daughter and left the office for the depot to embark for the capital city. Many of the veterans are In full sympathy with the movement and open ly state that there are some persons drawing pensions who arc not entitled to them and are in full accord with the authorities in eliminating the fel low that "hid out" and the deserter. One old vet declared that in his opin ion some men were drawing pensions v ho "never smelt powder." PERSONAL Robert Jomison, Sr., and Mrs. Jetti son will leave for New York Monday and will sail next week for Europe to be absent several weeks. Mr. Jetnisqn plans to visit Carlsbad and other re sorts on the continent. 11** will visit till the principal cities of Europe while away and will renew some acquaint* cnees made on previous trips to Eu rope. I HOW ENGLISH BEAUTIES KEEP FACES YOUTHFUL Christian Miller, F. C. I., noted Eng lish health expert, attributes the early aging of American women mainly to the "national nervousness." The women of England, she says, can teach us tho inestimable lesson of repose. Another valuable lesson to be learned from the English woman is that she docs not go In much for cosmetics, the I continual use of which must ruin any complexion. The beauty devotees of King George's realm have the raercol laed wax habit, a more wholesome method of "keeping the face girlish looking and healthy. Ordinary mer eollzod wax, used like cold crcamt re juvenates tho worst complexion. Wom en here may easily acquire the habit, this wax being obtainable at drug stores generally in t he United States and Canada. It is applied at night and washed off in the morning, tine ounce is sufficient to completely renovate a bad complexion. It lias i peculiar action in keeping the face tree from Ho* particles of dead and devit alized scarf skin which are constantly appearing.